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Van Halen, Van Halen, 1978 on Warner Bros

The debut, self-titled album. Certainly one of the most recognizable band logos, and one millions sketched on notebooks, jackets, and the like when I was growing up. Hard…

Willie Nelson, Stardust, 1978 on Columbia

Probably my favorite Willie Nelson album. Produced by Booker T Jones – Nelson using his newly found creative control to follow successful outlaw country records with a bunch…

Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel, 1978 on Atlantic.

The second in the series of self-titled albums Gabriel put out between 1977 and 1982, this one is sometimes called Peter Gabriel 2 or known as “Scratch” to…

Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978 on Sire.

Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978 on Sire. Second LP (following Talking Heads ’77). Such a great record – Stay Hungry, For Artists Only (“I…

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, Secrets, 1978 on Arista.

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, Secrets, 1978 on Arista. More 70s jazz/funk – Jackson on flute, piano, and synth bass; Scott-Heron on piano and vocals. Guests include Leon…

Merle Haggard, Live From Austin TX ’78, 2008 on New West Records.

Merle Haggard, Live From Austin TX ’78, 2008 on New West Records. Recorded in 1978, relased in 2008; my copy is. 2019 reissue. One of two Live at…

Legendary Black Jazz Stars in their First Films, 1978 on Biograph.

Legendary Black Jazz Stars in their First Films, 1978 on Biograph. Compilation featuring Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway. Only one Bessie Smith tune sadly but it is…

Various Artists, The Wiz (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1978 on MCA / Motown.

Various Artists, The Wiz (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1978 on MCA / Motown. Quincy Jones, with Diana Ross, Micheal Jackson, Nipsy Russell, Lena Horne – some songs by…

Raydio, Raydio, 1978 on Arista.

Raydio, Raydio, 1978 on Arista. Self-titled debut for the band fronted by Ray Parker Jr. of “Ghostbusters” fame (I ain’t afraid of no ghost!) You can find “Is…

Leon Redbone, Champagne Charlie, 1978 on Warner Bros.

Leon Redbone, Champagne Charlie, 1978 on Warner Bros. Redbone’s third studio LP, with great takes on “Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now),” “Please Don’t Talk About Me…

Teddy Pendergrass, Life is a Song Worth Singing, 1978 on Philadelphia International Records.

Teddy Pendergrass, Life is a Song Worth Singing, 1978 on Philadelphia International Records. My copy is a 2021 Vinyl Me, Please reissue. His second solo LP after the…

B.B. King, Midnight Believer, 1978 on ABC Records.

B.B. King, Midnight Believer, 1978 on ABC Records. The inimitable B.B. from the later seventies – songs by Will Jennings, Joe Sample and (one track) Stix Hooper. Robert…

Neil Young, Comes a Time, 1978 on Reprise

Neil Young, Comes a Time, 1978 on Reprise My copy is a later 80s repress (see the RE-3 on the labels under the side indicator). J.J. Cale guests…

Ry Cooder, Jazz, 1978 on Warner Bros.

Ry Cooder, Jazz, 1978 on Warner Bros. One of my all time favorite Ry Cooder records – swing / dixieland / blues / jazz. Earl Hines guests on…

John Prine, Bruised Orange, 1978 on Asylum.

John Prine, Bruised Orange, 1978 on Asylum. My copy is. 2021 reissue by Rhino Records – I think it’s the same pressing as in the “Asylum Albums” box…

Dire Straits, Dire Straits, 1978 on Warner Bros.

Dire Straits, Dire Straits, 1978 on Warner Bros. Debut album from Mark Knopfler,  David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers. Produced by Muff Winwood. Classic LP with Down…

Japan, Obscure Alternatives, 1978 on Ariola/ Hansa.

Japan, Obscure Alternatives, 1978 on Ariola/ Hansa. Japan’s second album, concluding with the 7 minute plus piano instrumental This is the US version which had a different track…

Hot Tuna, Double Dose, 1978 on Grunt

Hot Tuna, Double Dose, 1978 on Grunt Picked this live album up at Joe’s Albums last week – Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Bob Steeler, and Nick Buck Wonderful…

U.K. Squeeze, self-titled debut, 1978, A&M.

U.K. Squeeze, self-titled debut, 1978, A&M. U.K. Squeeze were known in the UK as Squeeze. My copy is on red translucent vinyl with promo labels. Yes, they made…

Blondie, Parallel Lines, 1978 on Chrysalis.

Blondie, Parallel Lines, 1978 on Chrysalis. Their third full length, with: Hanging On the Telephone, One Way Or Another, Heart of Glass. Via Academy Records